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Best of 2012: What are your favorite/best security choices?


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Poll: Best of 2012: What are your favorite/best security choices? (4 member(s) have cast votes)

Best of 2012: What are your favorite/best security choices?

  1. Bitdefender (1 votes [11.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  2. Firewalls; Comodo (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Avast (1 votes [11.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  4. MBAM (2 votes [22.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  5. Kaspersky (1 votes [11.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  6. Cloud Scanners (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Hijack This (1 votes [11.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  8. Spyware scanners (1 votes [11.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  9. Other: writein (2 votes [22.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  10. I like going Commando and let Jesus take the wheel (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

What types of threats should home users watch for MOST?

  1. Mobile (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Social Networking (2 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  3. Apps (1 votes [16.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  4. Peer 2 Peer (2 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  5. Browser Addons/scripts (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Other: writein (1 votes [16.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

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#1 Phantom Response

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:38 PM

Preface: I am not a professional just a casual computer user who would like to set a place to discuss, hopefully a megathread.

I would like to setup a poll once suggestions are added.

What are the new wave of defense programs and new wave of threats to watch for?

I use MBAM pro but after installing Avira (good free prog) I notice it does not scan zips or scripts effectively. I always used MBAM as it has done the job well, til now.

Now my suggestions of older programs I know of:

Cloud Scanners:
Kaspersky
Panda
TrendMicro Housecall
jotti ect...

Spyware:
SuperAntiSpyware & Spybot Search & Destroy (I dont think these are updated anymore)

AV:
Avast
Avira
Symantec
Bitdefender

Unknown category:
HiJack This

Are firewalls still effective?
I have used: Comodo & Windows Defender

Others?


IMHO, Once a program becomes overly popular it is time to jump ship because either a) the app becomes to bloated or B) attackers hone in on this specific program because beginner users gravitate towards it, therefore coders must keep up.

Edited by Phantom Response, 07 August 2012 - 02:39 PM.


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#2 noknojon

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:54 PM

You left out MSE among the Antivirus items (used by millions of people) - Also scans .zip and .cab files -

Spyware:- SuperAntiSpyware & Spybot Search & Destroy (I dont think these are updated anymore) -
Yes they are constantly updated - SAS is No 2 behind MBAM in general cleaning / defence at this time, and is usually updated daily -

Windows 7 Firewall almost matches many Market place 3rd party Firewalls - And Yes, a Firewall is Very important -
HiJack This is still used, but it is a Diagnostic tool first, not actually a Security Program -
Windows Defender is not actually a Firewall, but a Scanner -
Kaspersky is in no way an "Older Program", but is at the front of developing latest technology -

Many current programs left out of that list, and your versions / definitions of newer and older / outdated is quite incorrect -

Thanks for trying though -




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